Learn ways to save money, live ‘green’ at Do-It-Yourself Fair April 22
Vancouver, WA – Clark County Environmental Services, in cooperation with community partners, will sponsor a half-day fair on Earth Day to showcase sustainable practices you can use to reduce waste and protect the environment.
The Do-It-Yourself Fair will run 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Clark College, Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.
“We want people to repair things rather than throw them away when they can still be very useful,” said Sally Fisher, sustainability specialist. “The Do-It-Yourself Fair also will tell people how they can help the environment and save money by changing the way they care for yards and clean their homes.”
The DIY Fair will include workshops about rain barrels; rain gardens; bike basics; vegetable gardening; computer maintenance; green cleaning; basic plumbing; basic wiring; tree planting/care; weed control; composting; weatherization; screen and screen door repair; sizing your lawn; naturescaping/native plants; sheetrock repair; and radon, mold and lead.
The fair will include environmental exhibits from local agencies and companies.
Environmental Services is sponsoring the event in partnership with Bad Monkey Bikes, Clark County Information and Technology, Clark County Public Health, Clark Public Utilities Home Depot, Lowe’s, Master Composters/Recyclers, Urban Forestry, Waste Connections Inc. and Watershed Stewards.
Participants also can shred personal papers and documents at a free shredding event sponsored by Waste Connections Inc. Each person may shred up to four paper grocery bags of documents.
In addition, Clark Public Utilities will sponsor a compact fluorescent bulb exchange. People can drop off unbroken compact fluorescent lights that have burned out and receive up to six new bulbs per person. Fluorescent tubes or fixtures cannot be accepted at this event.
For a complete list of fair workshops, visit www.clark.wa.gov/environment/DIY.html.
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